Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
My new favorite way to hard boil eggs!
I think I may do hard boiled eggs only in the Instant Pot from now on! Seriously easy. The eggs turn out perfectly every time and they peel easily too!
Start with cold eggs and cold water. Then it’s time to grab that metal trivet that came with your Instant Pot and put it to good use! A steamer basket would work for this as well – you just need something that will keep the eggs up and out of the water.
Even with the cold start, it feels like the Instant Pot comes to pressure pretty quickly for the eggs. My pot usually takes about 6-10 minutes to come to pressure. Then it cooks at pressure for 8 minutes.
Once the cook time is over, carefully turn the steam release knob to vent. Know that the steam escapes pretty forcefully, so keep clear of the vent and all will be well. You can use a cooking utensil to push the knob if you really want to be safe.
To stop the cooking process for the eggs, they need to be cooled down quickly after cooking. So while they are still cooking, I prepare a cold water bath, which is just a big bowl filled with cold water and ice. Using tongs, a slotted spoon, towel, or hot pad to help you transfer the hot eggs to the bowl is a good idea. Then the eggs just need to sit there, submerged in cold water, for about 5 minutes.
Of course, you can skip the bath if you want to peel and serve the eggs immediately. Once they are done cooking, peel the eggs under cold running water and serve.
To peel an egg, I tap it on a hard surface to start a crack, then gently wiggle and loosen the shell. I can usually get the shell off in only 2 or 3 pieces with this method!
Recipe slightly adapted from Pressure Cook Recipes.